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Overview for Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)

A program that prepares individuals to integrate and apply the principles of the food and nutrition sciences, human behavior, and the biomedical sciences to design and manage effective nutrition programs in a variety of settings. Includes instruction in human nutrition; nutrient metabolism; the role of foods and nutrition in health promotion and disease prevention; planning and directing food service activities; diet and nutrition analysis and planning; supervision of food storage and preparation; client education; and professional standards and regulations.

Careers for Dietetics/Dietitian (RD) Majors

A major in Dietetics/Dietitian (RD) is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)

Top 50 U.S. Colleges with the highest percentage of Dietetics/Dietitian (RD) among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
Percentage
SelectivityTuition
 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Dallas, TX
 13
(27.7%)
 - 
Life University
Marietta, GA
 10
(16.7%)
 $8,352 
Fontbonne University
Saint Louis, MO
 23
(4.9%)
Less Selective$19,795 
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Marywood University
Scranton, PA
 16
(4.5%)
Less Selective$26,270 
D'Youville College
Buffalo, NY
 13
(4.5%)
Less Selective$20,030 
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester, PA
 77
(3.6%)
Highly Selective$15,543 
College of Saint Elizabeth
Morristown, NJ
 9
(3.6%)
Less Selective$25,058 
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California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, CA
 113
(3.1%)
Highly Selective$17,658 
Mount Mary College
Milwaukee, WI
 6
(2.7%)
Highly Selective$21,166 
Texas Woman's University
Denton, TX
 38
(2.6%)
Less Selective$11,694 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.